This event is HUGE, the best time, and raises TONS of money. Guns N Hoses is a benefit for the Backstoppers organization. Backstoppers is an organization that supports the families of fallen police officers, firemen, and EMTs that lose their lives in the line of duty. Those words makes me shudder, seeing that my brother, my best friend, and nearly everyone I know in Saint Louis are all police officers, and I pray to God I never know anyone that is a beneficiary of Backstopper funds. However, I will continue to contribute in support of those that do. Backstoppers is not an organization that cuts a check and calls it a day, they actively support the family of the fallen officer, and see that all of their needs are met. Backstoppers immediately pays $5,000 to the surviving family and continue to provide for them. Currently some of the things Backstoppers does:
- Pays the family’s mortgage, taxes and insurance
- Provides the family’s health and dental coverage
- Supports educational assistance
- Helps young people attend college
So what does all of this have to do with a food blog? Well, apart from the fact that I will do anything to support law enforcement, I also support making fun of law enforcement :) so as a way to poke fun and honor all of my favorite police officers, I made chocolate mustaches to hand out at the boxing match! I used a chocolate mustache mold from bakeitpretty. I also got chocolate melts from that website and Irish Creme flavoring, and it was so simply AND incredibly delicious! (I'm really smart and left my Nikon in Columbia, so I've been shooting my entire Thanksgiving break with my camera phone)
she and I DRENCHED from our long walk to the car in the pouring awful cold rain. ick!
Guns N Hoses was a GREAT time as always. However, a lot of the essential team players were unable to attend because my brother and his squad were on midnights (they were working from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.) so they were unable to partake in the festivities. That's alright, there's always next year!